American Crime Fiction: A Cultural History of Nobrow by Peter Swirski

By Peter Swirski

Peter Swirski seems to be at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and displays the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers. As such he records the manifold ways that such authorship and readership are a question of knowledgeable literary selection and never of cultural brainwashing or declining literary criteria. Asking, in impression, a chain of questions on the character of style fiction as paintings, successive chapters examine American crime writers whose careers throw gentle at the risks and rewards of nobrow site visitors among renowned kinds and intellectual aesthetics: Dashiell Hammett, John Grisham, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, Nelson DeMille, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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